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Beach Front Cottage with Covered Deck, Relaxing Weekends! Pets Okay

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

Ah, Catalina, the one that started it all. This is the original beach cottage that Steve and Becky Harris first purchased in 1983. Although it is an older home it is still a classic design and a truly charming cottage home.

This wonderful little house is a treasure to beach life. The two bedrooms each have their own full bathroom. The east bedroom is set up as a guest room and has sleeping for 6 with two full beds and a bunk bed. The west bedroom is the master and features captivating beach front views. In between you will find the spacious living room on the beach side and the kitchen dinning room on the road side. With a front and back deck you can choose the shaded seclusion of the covered front porch or the sunny back porch perfect for laying out.

This house is set up to sleep 10 with a sleeper sofa in the living room.

Larger parties can book the neighboring home including: Bellingrath, Fountain of Youth, Point Clear A, and Point Clear B.

Special Note: Catalina receives its namesake from the famous World War II flying boat the PBY Catalina. The gulf coast has a long history of training naval airmen. The naval base in Pensacola NAS Pensacola, as it is often referred to, is about an hours drive to the east of our Catalina and is home to the largest museum of Naval Aviation in America as well as the famed Blue Angels. This beach that was once the training grounds for all of Naval Aviation is now the training ground for the best in Naval Aviation, who knows, you may be lucky enough to catch the blue angles practicing their maneuvers just a few hundred yards from your chair.

3816 Ponce De Leon Court

Gulf Shores, AL 36542

We love people of all ages, and we want everyone to enjoy our homes. However, we do require that an adult 25 years or older to reserve the home and be present at the home during your entire stay. We do not rent to anyone under the age of 25. We have no exception to this policy.

More Details

Property Manager
Harris Properties Management
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within a day
Calendar last updated:
June 26, 2017

About Harris Properties Management

This property is one of 20 vacation properties managed by Harris Properties Management, Inc. Harris Properties started by Steve and Becky Harris in 1983 with the purchase this very home which was called 'SH 59' at the time.

Harris Properties Management is a full service independent real estate brokerage.

Guestbook comments from the manager

This was our third year staying at the Catalina; it's my home away from home. If you're looking for resort style furnishings this is not the place for you. If you're looking for the perfect view from your window when you wake in the morning, or from your hammock on the deck (we brought a hammock)this is it. In the morning you can drink your coffee and watch the beautiful pinks and blues of the sunrise, and in the evening have a glass of wine and watch the breath-taking yellows and oranges of the sunset. The house is old and has it's quirks, but it is comfortable and has a well stocked kitchen. In case you can't tell; I highly recommend it.
Nov 2014
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Amenities

Gulf Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • 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

Reviews

Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

Beach Front Cottage with Covered Deck, Relaxing Weekends! Pets Okay
average rating of 4.5 based on 26 reviews
5

Best vacation ever!!!

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed our stay at Catalina,the house was perfect for our family's needs.The beach was beautiful and felt very private.Can't wait to come back!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Good Afternoon Amber, We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the home Catalina during your stay with us. Thank you for the wonderful feedback about the home and that you found it to be perfect for your family's needs. We look forward to hosting you and your family again soon. Thank you for choosing Harris Properties and letting us be a part of finding your perfect spot in the sand. Have a blessed day. Lenetta Martin Director of Guest Relations
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5

Wonderful Family Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time on our five day stay with 5 adults, 5 children & a baby. The staff was very friendly and quick to answer any questions or problems. Looking forward to staying again next year!

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Good Afternoon Monica, We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed the home Catalina during your stay with us. Thank you for the great feedback about the property and sharing with us on the wonderful time that you had. We look forward to hosting you and your family again soon. Thank you for choosing Harris Properties and letting us be a part of finding your perfect spot in the sand. Have a blessed day. Lenetta Martin Director of Guest Relations
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4

Very nice stay.

  • 4 of 5

Nice place to stay. Could use a little freshening up of paint in places, and on bedroom ceiling, as there are water stains that draw your eye when you lie in bed. Definitely need better cookware/pans. Not enough silverware. The stairs have some nail heads sticking up, and some toes were compromised, so watch your step. But we really did feel at peace here. The sound of the ocean is all around you, and the view from the back porch is heaven. We were all sad to leave today, but were blessed with a large group of dolphins playing in the ocean. The kids all had the time of their lives. It's fun watching the crabs pop out of the sand while sunbathing or walking the beach.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Good Afternoon Mary, We are happy to hear that you and your family enjoyed the property Catalina during your stay with us. Thank you for the feedback about the property as it only helps us to make improvements where they are needed. We look forward to hosting you and your family again soon. Thank you for choosing Harris Properties and letting us be a part of finding your perfect spot in the sand. Have a blessed day. Lenetta Martin Director of Guest Relations
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4

Perfect Location!

  • 4 of 5

This house was a perfect location! Right on the beach and just steps until you hit the ocean. Our daughters and dogs loved it! Fort Morgan is the best kept secret!!! This house is located about 20 min from the busy beach life of Gulf Shores. We loved how secluded and quiet Fort Morgan beaches were. If you have a family, it's the place to enjoy from relaxed beach time. The house is older, but it served it's purpose, and the a/c wasn't working very well during our stay, but we were able to open the windows and it was a perfect ocean breeze throughout. We would definitely consider coming to Fort Morgan again in the future!

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Good Afternoon Lacey, We are happy to hear that you loved the location of the property Catalina during your stay with us. Thank you for providing feedback about the property as it only helps us to make improvements where they are needed. We look forward to hosting you and your family again soon in the near future. Thank you for choosing Harris Properties and letting us be a part of finding your perfect spot in the sand. Lenetta Martin Director of Guest Relations
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4

Enjoyed Our Stay at Catalina

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Catalina, very relaxing on the gulf front and still close enough to the restaurants and festivities. The only reason for 4 stars and not 5 was that our stay was too short. :) Thanks.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Can't do Catalina again

  • 2 of 5

We were not impressed with the house. The ac didn't cool the house even though I hung blankets over the windows to block out the sun (which also blocked the beautiful view). The vents on the ceilings leaked condensation on us in every room (YUCK). The doors were hard to open and close. My husband is a contractor and felt the stairs and decks were unsafe (which made me nervous all week).The beds were uncomfortable and the wifi never worked. We did fall in love with the location. We will be searching for another house in that area for our next vacation. The process from Harris Property for renting and checking in and out was very user friendly and we loved that.

Sincerely,

The Forsman's

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Good Afternoon Debra, I am sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your stay at Catalina. During your stay did you notify our office to report these items, and we would have been happy to send someone out there to fix the items? Thank you for the feedback about the property as it helps us to make improvements where they are needed. Thank you for choosing Harris Properties and letting us be a part of finding your perfect spot in the sand. Lenetta Martin Director of Guest Relations
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Map

Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
Fort Morgan

Other Activities: Boating, Shopping, Kayaking, Parasailing, Wildlife Viewing, Miniature golf

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