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Beautiful - Relaxing - Waterfront Cottage 6 Mi. from Gulf Shores - Fort Morgan

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Peace and Tranquility by the Bay!


Last updated: 02/23/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Bunk Area, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

Boarding the Fort Morgan National Wildlife Preserve, the Little House by the Bay is a perfect place to go and write a book, or just get away and let the world go by. Located on 2 acres, with 150 feet of water front on beautiful and historic Mobile Bay, this is a great place to watch the boats go by on the intercoastal, fish, crab or enjoy the nearby white sandy beaches. The location is secluded and very private, although high levels of activities are just a few minutes away.

A short drive just across highway 180 and you are on the beautiful white sandy public beaches adjacent to the National Wildlife Preserve. Enjoy the blue water and surf during the day and in just a few minutes, you are back at the Little House by the Bay.

The property includes a 130 foot pier to fish, crab and sunbath from. If you are a boater, you can moor your boat 150' off shore at mooring posts and wade in waste deep. By boat, you are justa 20 minute boat ride from Lulu Buffet's Bar and Grill and all the sites of Gulf Shores. Futher to the East on the intercoastal, and you are at Orange Beach and Perdido Pass.

A 16 mile boat ride to the West will put you at Fort Morgan and the Mouth of Mobile Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. A bit further West and you are at Dauphin Island. Some of the best in-shore and off-shore fishing and crabbing are right at your finger tips.

The Little House by the Bay is a 1,000 square foot cottage with a large great room (den kitchen) and a very large bedroom with a king size bed, and a bunk bed. The couch is also comfortable and blow up mattresses can be put in the den. There is bed sleeping for 4, and room a for a few others. The House has been recently refurbished inside and out and is nicely appointed, with very fine furnishings and all the modern amenities.

• Washer/Dryer
• Direct Satillite TV in Den and Bedroom
• Dishwasher, Fridge with Icemaker
* Oven, Range, seating for 5 at the bar for dining.
• Large Screened in Porch
• Barbeque Grill
• Fine Leather Furnishings and Custom Interior Millwork
• 1 roomy Bath with Large Shower

Leave your stress behind and immerse yourself in unparalleled relaxation at the Little House by the Bay!

THE PERSONAL TOUCH - The owners, Donny and Kay Mecke, will personally communicate with you and help assure that this property meets your requirements and provide assistance and advice helping you plan your vacation. We strive to respond to all inquiries very quickly and personally, and we take extra effort to make sure that that the availability calendars are always up-to-date.

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Member since: 2009

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 02/23/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 Years of age, or obtain permission from owners of exceptions....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Most always Pets are welcome. Just ask to be sure! There is a $50 per stay pet fee....moreless

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6, Beds for 5-6

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    No Tub, Large walk in Shower...moreless


  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Marina
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Increadible Views of Mobile and Bon Secour Bay...moreless

  • Beachfront:

    1 acres and 150 of waterfront on Mobile Bay...moreless

  • Downtown:

    Gulf Shores is just 8 miles away....moreless

  • Rural:

    Quite, Secluded, Peaceful, Back to Nature....moreless

  • Water View:

    Beautiful, Panoramic view of Bon Secour Bay and Mobile Bay...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    130 foot fishing and crabbing dock!...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Additional table for 4 on screen porch. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Wireless Internet!...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Very large and well equipped kitchen....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove


  • Boat:

    Waterfront home. Moor your boat just off shore on our Mooring posts....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Big Patio and Screened in Porch....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden:

    2 expansive acres highlighted with beautiful mossy Southern Live Oaks....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill


Write a review 4.9
from 38 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Oct 1 - Feb 28, 2017
3 night min stay
$795 $2,200
Mar 1 - May 14, 2017
3 night min stay
Summer Season
May 15 - Aug 15, 2017
3 night min stay
Aug 16 - Sep 30, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $50 + tax
  • Cleaning Fee (per stay) $150
  • Tax Rate 8.5%


Monthly Off-Season Rates are $2,685.00 per month, including all utilities, lawn service, garbage, Cable TV, Electricity, Sewer and Water, Internet.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 02/23/2017
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55 Miles
Nearest Airport
1.5 hours drive - Pensacola, FL or Mobile, AL
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Tacky Jacks 2, Behind the PInes, Sassy Bass
10 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Dauphin Island Ferry
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Sassy Bass, Beach Club

Car: Necessary

Adjacent to Bon Secour National Wildlife Reserve, just a few minutes or short bike ride to Gulf Beaches!


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2001

About the owner: Donny and Kay Mecke purchased the Little House by the Bay in 2001 as an investment property, and it will eventually be our retirement home location. The house has been renovated and is equipped with all new furnishings and appliances. Donny and Kay live nearby in Baldwin County with their teen age daughter, Audrey.

Why the Owner Chose Gulf Shores, AL, USA:
The North Shore of the Fort Morgan Penisula has breath taking views of Bon Secour and Mobile Bays with beautiful sunsets and wildlife. The historic area is secluded, private and peaceful. The large 2 acre lot borders the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge and is just 10 minutes from Gulf Shores. Pets are accepted on a case by case basis. There is a pet fee of $50 per stay.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The screened in porch, large patio and fishing pier feature spectacular views. The 150 shoreline offers great fishing and crabbing opportunities for the sportsman.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 02/23/2017

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  • Peace and Tranquility by the Bay!

    Peace and Tranquility by the Bay!

  • Sunset - from the Little House by the Bay fishing pier.

    Sunset - from the Little House by the Bay fishing pier.

  • Beautiful, Modern Kitchen

    Beautiful, Modern Kitchen

  • Very large great room and Kitchen facing Bedroom

    Very large great room and Kitchen facing Bedroom

  • Bedroom


  • Large Screeded in Porch

    Large Screeded in Porch

  • Large outdoor Patio facing Beach

    Large outdoor Patio facing Beach

  • Covered Parking on property

    Covered Parking on property

  • Sunset over neighbor's pier to the East.

    Sunset over neighbor's pier to the East.

  • Pier for Fishing, Swimming and incredible Sunsets!

    Pier for Fishing, Swimming and incredible Sunsets!

  • Great Room Sitting Area

    Great Room Sitting Area

  • Beautifully appointed Den

    Beautifully appointed Den

  • Bath with large Shower (sorry - no tub)

    Bath with large Shower (sorry - no tub)

  • Your View of Mobile Bay

    Your View of Mobile Bay

  • View looking North

    View looking North

VRBO #390719

This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Friday, February 24, 2017

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