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Must See Inside! 'Mar Tortuga' Gorgeous Beachfront

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Space 3,540 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 57 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10-12)

You can also book directly on our site. Gulf Shores Vacation Rentals is abbreviated GSVacationRentals for our web address. We do have a secure payment interface. We know some of you are displeased with VRBO/Homeaway service fee.

Amazing Beachfront home with 4 large bedrooms, 4.5 baths and lots of extras that will make you want to never leave! Mar Tortuga is a wonderful custom home with space to graciously enjoy time with your family amid comfortable furnishings and luxury touches.

It is a cliche but true, pictures don't do it justice. You really do have to see it to believe it. We drove by Mar Tortuga for several years and didn't really give it a second look but the moment we walked inside, our jaws dropped! Actually we only got as far as the covered area underneath with the mural and swings and the best sea oats providing a magical pathway to the beach and we knew--this is a really special place.

Mar Tortuga means Sea Turtle--most years, including 2010, Sea Turtles nest in the dunes in front of the house. If you come in October, you just might see their first journey to the sea.

There is a Large Main Floor Open Living Area with 2 Seating Areas; a Dining Table for 10, plus a Breakfast Bar and a Game Table for more Dining Space; a Beautifully Stocked Kitchen, plus a Wet Bar, Undercounter Ice Maker, and Large Pantry; and Spacious Beachfront Porches, both covered and open to the sun. Relax on the Lounge Chairs with a cool beverage or step right down to the beach.

There is also an Oversized Main Floor King Master complete with a chaise, a futon (for families with small children this is wonderful), and a Deluxe Bath featuring a Separate Shower, Jacuzzi Tub, Double Vanities, Dressing Table and lovely custom tile work. The smaller of the 2 Laundries is on this floor.

The Top Floor features a wonderful OWNER'S SUITE with a large King Bedroom with Private Beachfront Porch; a Desk area with Computer & a Wet Bar with Undercounter Refrigerator; a Huge Master Bath with Separate Tub and Shower, Two Vanities and beautiful finishes. There are 2 More Large Bedrooms: A Queen Bedroom, and a Bedroom with a Queen Bed plus a Daybed and Trundle, each with a Private Bath and a TV. The Very Large primary Laundry Room is on this level.

Great porches offer Amazing Views of Gulf Shores Sugar White Sand Beaches. This Quiet Area of West Beach has a single row of beachfront homes, plus a single row of homes on Little Lagoon. It is a wonderful, quiet area of the beach but it is less than 4.5 miles from the heart of Gulf Shores.

More Details

Property Manager
Susan or BreAnna at Gulf Shores Vacation Rentals
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
July 25, 2017

About Susan or BreAnna at Gulf Shores Vacation Rentals

We are a professional couple with college-age children. We previously had a smaller, simpler home here that was destroyed by Hurricane Ivan. When we rebuilt, we added lots of luxurious touches that we enjoy when we come. With the children busy with their own interests, we find we spend less time here and decided we'd like to have someone enjoying this magical house! We hope your family will create the same kind of special memories at Mar Tortuga that we have over the years.

Our friends Susan & Geoff who live in Gulf Shores and have their own vacation rental beach houses take care of it for us. We know how much they care about making sure our home is clean & well-maintained for our guests, and for our family.

Susan or BreAnna at Gulf Shores Vacation Rentals purchased this house in 2008

Amenities

Gulf Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3540 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Main Floor Master - toilet , tub , shower
    Upstairs Master - toilet , tub , shower
    Private Bath for Queen Bedroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Private Bath for Queen + Daybed Bedroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Half Bath Main Floor -
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Main Floor Master - 1 king
    Upstairs Master - 1 king
    East Queen plus Daybed/Trundle - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
    Queen - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • cinemas
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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average rating of 4.8965516 based on 58 reviews
Saint Simons island, GA
5

Thanksgiving 2016

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Mar Tortuga is a wonderful house. My family, which includes children, their spouses, and grandchildren enjoy spending our Thanksgivings together at the beach. With such a large group we need a house with a layout that can accommodate the needs of adults with small children as well as teens and tweens who like to spend their time on the beach. We've spent several of our holidays in Mar Tortuga and it's always terrific. The layout is perfect for us and the location right on the beach makes access easy. Needless to say, the view is fantastic. The house is well maintained and the rare issues that arose are promptly responded to. I would definitely recommend this house to anyone.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: Gulf Shores Vacation Rentals, Inc
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Pekin, IL
5

Fabulous House

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Had fabulous week.Fourth year 4 couples have stayed in house-favorite one in 32 years of coming to Gulf Shores. Saw lots of dolphins.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Gulf Shores Vacation Rentals, Inc
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Rockmart, Georgia
5

The perfect beach house

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Our family spent the week at Mar Tortuga. In the past I have read great reviews about properties and am disappointed when I get there. Not this time! The house is fabulous, very clean and well maintained. I really liked the rental company. They emailed me several times during the week and gave me a phone number to call if any problems. I would stay here every time I can. Love it!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Gulf Shores Vacation Rentals, Inc
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Baton Rouge, LA
5

Best beach house ever

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

The Mar Tortuga was a dream house for us in more ways than one. The home is palatal in size, yet decorated very comfortably in an upscale way. We had everything we needed in the house from linens, to dishwasher liquid, and even a grill with charcoal. The location of this house is excellent, and the two big decks with ample seating allowed us to watch the waves roll in without moving from the house. But if we wanted to get in the water (and who doesn't?), all we had to do was walk out the sliding glass door and walk out onto the sand. We only had a to drive a few miles to get to the restaurants and shops, and we liked that we were located out far enough to not be in the midst of everything. My elderly mother-in-law loved her downstairs master, while my SIL had one of the front upstairs bedrooms with her own bathroom. My husband and I shared the massive upstairs master with its enormous bathroom, featuring a huge tiled walk in shower and humongous garden tub. The Wi-Fi was great and easy to access. We easily had 8 devices using it. The property management team was highly professional and it was actually a pleasure to deal with them. We had to leave town in a rush because our city was experiencing unprecedented flooding (August 14 floods in South Louisiana) and I called ahead and they allowed us to get into the property a few hours later. When we asked to extend our stay, they responded quickly in the affirmative and I suspect they may have even given us a lower rate because of the nature of our request. :-) If it's possible to be in love with a beach house and its property management, we are those people! I worked with Geoff the whole time and he was impeccably polite and responsive. We will be staying here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Gulf Shores Vacation Rentals, Inc
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Jasper, AL
5

Cooper Family Annual Beach Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

We love this house! It is the perfect size for our growing family. It is always very clean and the amenities are great. I only have two minor suggestions for change: 1) the kitchen utensils (pots and pans) could use some upgrading 2) It would be great if more towels were provided. We had to wash towels at least two loads of towels daily. These two things aren't things we can't work around. Again, we love this house and will definitely be back!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Gulf Shores Vacation Rentals, Inc
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PLANO, TX
5

Mar Tortuga Review

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Fantastic. The house was everything we had hoped for. Our family had stayed at Mar Tortuga a couple of years ago and the repeat visit was even better. Your staff was very responsive and friendly with the one simple issue we had with the crock pots. The beach was very private and the overall weather was perfect. Very nice property-I would pick this house again. The only suggestions for your owner are as follows: The sliding doors were very difficult to open for the kids and us old folks-some kind of handles would be great. The dishwasher was tough to open. Carpet in two upstairs bedrooms at the thresholds was worn and tack strips were poking us. When you access the WIFI, and enter the password, we got an "invalid password message". We then entered the password in the security message and everything worked. The password you gave us was the security key, not the password. Overall, a great experience. Thank you for a wonderful week! Absolutely would recommend this house to others.....

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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