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Gulf Shores,Al Ft Morgan,Pet Friendly BeachHouse-

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.25 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

The 'Dunes' Beach House is located in Cabana Beach subdivision, 8961 Pompano Way, on Fort Morgan Peninsula (an area that has beautiful sugar white sand beaches) in Gulf Shores, Alabama, next door to the open, uncrowded beach of Bon Secour Wildlife Refuge. We are almost beachfront without the cost. Pompano Way Road dead ends in front of our house, walk left out of our driveway and about 40 steps you are in the Dunes, no roads or lots to cross. Just down the road is the historic

Ft Morgan, and a ferry that crosses the bay to historic Fort Gains on Daulphin Island.

The 'Dunes' brings back memories of long ago, when you sit on one of the two decks, and listen to the birds, watch the waves roll in and sometimes dolphins playing. You can enjoy the beautiful sunrises and sunsets, see the stars at night with no obstruction of street lights.

The two story Beach House is cozy with two covered decks, swing, two picnic tables, hammock, beach umbrellas, and chairs.

-Ground level has an outside shower with hot and cold water, utility room with a washer, two dryers, gas fish cooker, and lots of beach toys, maybe even a forgotten kite. There is a picnic table, swing, hammock and chairs.

-Main level has a deck overlooking beach/gulf, living room with sleeper sofa,tv,dvr,vhr,radio and stero system, The kitchen is open and fulled equipped. It has a breakfast bar which seats two and a table that seats eight. Off the hallway are two bedrooms, and a shower bath. One bedroom has twin beds with tv, the other has two queen sized beds. This level has all ceramic tile flooring which is easy to maintain.

-The master bedroom is up a flight of stairs to the top level. It has it's own bath, and private deck overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. This room has walk-in closet, tv, telephone, kingsized bed and wood floors.

When they are training you can also enjoy the Navy's 'Blue Angels', which are based in nearby Pensacola. They train in the Cabana Beach area. We have one of the pilots trained, when we are on the beach and he comes flying low over the gulf we frantically wave and he does a 180 degree flip to flying upside down!

We have volunteer fire department, so no fireworks are allowed.

Pets are allowed with prior approval.

1/2 of rental rate is required when reservations are confirmed, remainder is due 45 days prior to reservation date. There is a refundable $150 damage/surety deposit.

SPECIAL SNOW BIRD RATE winter periods of 1 Dec-14 March, 1 to 3 1/2 months.

Keywords: 'The Dunes' Gulf Shores,Ft. Morgan, beach club, fishing, beach house,almost beachfront

More Details

Leroy Hanks, 256 683 5408, leroy36@comcast. net
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 10, 2017

About Leroy Hanks, 256 683 5408, leroy36@comcast. net

Retired rocket scientist married to old former flight attendant.

Leroy Hanks, 256 683 5408, leroy36@comcast. net purchased this house in 1995

Why Leroy Hanks, 256 683 5408, leroy36@comcast. net chose Alabama

We are residents of Alabama and were married in Mobile, Al many years ago. We love the quietness of the ocean/beach area of Fort Morgan peninsula.

What makes this house unique

When we travel until we can go no more, we reach the ocean. There, having left the stress behind, we sit on the deck and watch the beachcombers out very early, listen to the cooing of the doves, and at times watch the dolphins play. It's just a short ride on our bikes (hanging in the utility room) to the store to get a paper. Then we do only what we want to do.

Just settle in for the relaxing, best beach vacation you have ever had.


Gulf Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (1) Master bdrm, upstairs,. view of beach/ gulf from bdrm and deck, Queen size Beds (2) two queen beds in one bdrm., Single Beds (2) two single beds in one bdrm., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Couch to bed in Living Room., plus lounge chair folds out to single bed.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
gas fish cooker, bicycles, charcoal grilll, beach chairs, floats and various beach toys.


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Gulf Shores,Al Ft Morgan,Pet Friendly BeachHouse-
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

wonderful home and location

  • 5 of 5

I fell in love with this beach 5 years ago and the love continues with this great house. This is my first time staying at this house and I would definitely stay again. Comfy home, very nice. Wonderful location , practically had the beach to myself and my furbabies. The owner was very quick to respond and very friendly and accommodating. I highly recommend this home!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect beach house! Perfect location. Anything we needed from chairs, umbrellas, tents, to skim & boogie boards was there. Plenty of room under the house to park our bay boat. We had everything we needed and lots more! We will definitely be returning to this house.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prattville, Alabama

Great Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This home is located near the end of a quiet, dead end street. No traffic noise, just the soothing sound of the ocean waves as they crash upon the shore.The house was very clean and comfortable with a more than adequately supplied kitchen.We especially enjoyed sitting on the deck at the picnic table and swinging on the swing. A short walk across some dunes and you are at the beach (which was not crowded at all). My husband likes to fish and he had a great time casting from the shore. We will definitely be returning to this property!

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pleasant and affordable

  • 5 of 5

Leroy's house sits less than a hundred yards off the beach. It was less than a two minute walk to be in the surf. If you abhor overcrowded sand and surf, this is the beach for you!

My wife, brother-in-law, sister-in-law and I found the house clean, comfortable and affordable. The two full baths were greatly appreciated. The living room is tastefully furnished, It was a perfect staging area for daily sightseeing and/or beach combing. Although we didn't bring our pets, the house and beach are pet friendly. Perfect for families and retirees.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Columbia, TN


  • 5 of 5

The stay was so relaxing. The weather was beautiful, the beach was very clean and pet friendly was a big plus for our dog. We were down during shrimp fest but really had to make ourselves leave the beach. There is plenty of room in this house and actually has some updates you don't see in pics. I look forward to going back to this pet friendly beach. The drive back into Gulf Shores really didn't seem to be that far. If you golf, Penisula course and Kiva Dunes are very nice. The owner was very responsive and even let us stay extra. Thanks so much.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Market Al

PAR Excellent

  • 5 of 5

We have used this house for the past 5 years. The scenery is nice, and with the dead end street no need, to hear all the traffic. Excellent view and smell of the ocean. In the morning you can go out on the deck and have that cup of coffee while viewing or just relax reading a book.

The house has all the amenities of home, to remove all the hustle and bustle of the everyday work life or pressure.

Nice fishing place for POMPANO or most sea fish available for the season. Local neighbors are very friendly and help out with information if you desire to go SHOPPING or Sightseeing.

We will continue to return, as this place is just the right size for our family and or friends.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Beach
Sand Dunes/Bch about 40steps from driveway


Rates & Availability

Gulf Shores House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Sep 16 2017 - Oct 20 2017
2 night minimum stay
Oct 21 2017 - Nov 24 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nov 25 2017 - Mar 2 2018
2 night minimum stay
Spring 2018
Mar 3 2018 - Apr 6 2018
2 night minimum stay
Early Summer 2018
Apr 7 2018 - May 11 2018
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
May 12 2018 - Aug 10 2018
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer 2018
Aug 11 2018 - Sep 14 2018
2 night minimum stay
Fall 2018
Sep 15 2018 - Oct 19 2018
2 night minimum stay
Late Fall 2018
Oct 20 2018 - Nov 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
Winter 2018
Dec 1 2018 - Dec 31 2018
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $75

clean fee $100 and $150 surety/damage deposit

Payment by check or money order. Dec, Jan, Feb to early March; 1 month $1700, 2 month $3400, 3 month $5100.
plus $100 clean fee, tax 6%, and $150 refundable surety deposit

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.