About the property
- House1500 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 6 nights
House, 4 Bedrooms, Great room with vaulted Ceiling, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 10-11)
One of the last under-developed beaches in the US. Views of beach from all bedrooms. Short walk across road to beach. Large, open, great room and open kitchen provide great family area. Newly rented, four-bedroom, two-bath house on limited access road. Beach is never crowded. Sand bar and enjoyable surf are always available. Two king-size beds have view of beach as well as entire front deck. Queen-size bed in third bedroom and two bunk beds (sleeps four) in fourth bedroom.
It is hard to have a bad time here! Kitchen has full stocked cooking/entertaining amenities. Fifteen to 20 minutes to Gulf Shores. Twenty-five minutes to large outlet mall area. Access to Mobile Bay is about two-minute drive. Ferry can take you to dinner in Mobile or an hour's drive to casinos in Biloxi, Mississippi. Nice Deck, Good stereo with CD changer or Phone input, satellite HDTV, outdoor hot shower, gas grill, covered parking.
Keywords: Gulf Shores, beach, 4 bedroom, Fort Morgan secluded. enjoy, fun, 10 adults/children and 1 toddler max
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- May 20, 2018
Why Owner chose Fort Morgan
I spent summers down here when I was about 10 years old. It is very relaxing to spend time here. Is there such a thing as a bad day at the beach?
What makes this House unique
Sunsets are viewable from the Deck during the summer. Leave your chairs and beach items on the beach, during your entire visit.
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
The house was everything we expected!
The house was right across from the beach—only a 10 second walk really, and it was everything we expected. The house came with everything we needed and we had no trouble with anything! It was perfect and spacious!!! The best part was no one was on the beach! Really remote with no contact with the neighbors! Would stay again easily!!! Owner was always available to speak and really helpful with the area!
Desperately needs a deep cleaning.
The pictures of this home are apparently several years old. The yard was overgrown with prickly beach grass. Upon arrival we were very disappointed to find bugs and sand in the tub, many spots on the carpets, stains on the sheets, drips down walls and a sticky dirty stove along with a dirty microwave and refrigerator. Owner agreed to send cleaning crew out the following morning but neglected to tell us that would cost us an extra $30. The cleaning crew did clean the tubs, wall, and attempted to clean the kitchen, but I personally scrubbed the stove to remove the residue that remained after they left and sent the owner before/after pictures. Many dishes and utensils in the kitchen still had food stuck to them in the cabinets. We washed everything we used prior to use. Also, there was no empty cabinet or pantry to store our food. Outdoor furniture (other than table) was stored in the living room upon arrival. One side of the curtain on the main living room window did not function. TVs were challenging although we did finally (after a while on the phone with the owner) figure out how to get them to work, but all bedroom TVs must watch what is on in the living room. AC also was out for 3 of our 4 nights and owner did agree to refund 50% for each of those nights. If we could have found anything else available, we would have left. The beach itself was very nice and private.
I’m sorry this renter feels their experience was so bad. My other reviews, all 5 stars except for one 4 star, show I go out of my way to ensure that my house is clean and in every way a nice vacation home. I want you to enjoy it as much as I do. I believe this renter expected a beach-front house as indicated on the first day, even though my listing, price, and pictures indicate that it is a beach view or 2nd tier (right behind the beach front houses.) They wanted to leave because they expected a beach front property with a 2nd tier price.
== The details:
The concerns from the renter are over-exaggerated. 1 dirty spatula, minor sand residue at the drain in the tub, stain in fridge drawer about the size of a bottle cap, paint discolored under the microwave spinning tray wheels, a drink splash behind a night stand, 4 carpet spots, and some grass in the yard. 2 bugs were found at arrival and no others were seen during the stay. For the picture changes, we now have an HDTV, a laptop, and some grass and sea oats in the yard. There are 2-4 TV options per bedroom. Deck chairs are kept inside, because they blow off the deck and break during storms. My cleaner fixed a curtain with tie wraps until I could get it repaired. The cleaner did miss cleaning the stove top. This renter complained repeatedly, and sent many pictures of these small items.
== What I did:
For the first time in over 10 years, I had the cleaner return. As soon as they could, at 9am the next morning, they cleaned the spot in the fridge, the drink spill, and even hand scrubbed the carpet. The renter had already cleaned the stove top. A new carpet cleaning is scheduled and the curtain is fixed.
Unfortunately, the A/C failed during the stay (heat was still good). The weather on April 3-7 was 60-70 degrees and the heat-A/C never came on where I stayed during the A/C repair. I continued to hear about the unbearable heat, and un-happiness. I personally delivered a new compressor from out of state (many hours) to get the system up and running quickly. I offered to end contract early for the A/C and being unhappy. Instead, they stayed with a 50% refund over $400. This is a special offering that few house rentals would even consider. The $30 charge would have been covered without the $400+ refund and all the complaining and nit picking. I want renters to enjoy my home and have a great vacation. As you can see, I will go out of my way to ensure that problems are resolved for your stay.
Nice and spacious. 75 yards from the beach with all the comforts of home.
This was our first time renting a home on the beach and we loved it. The house was exactly as described and tons of space. Rich was awesome to deal with and made sure our stay was perfect. We can’t wait to go back.
Glad you had a good time and enjoyed your stay. Rich
A group of friends and I were able to stay at this property for spring break. Even with the 10 of us, we had plenty of room and lived extremely comfortable for the week. The owner is super easy to work with and helped with anything and everything we could have wanted for our experience. Definitely would recommend
Great beach getaway for a group!
Our group had a total of 7 adults and we all fit comfortably during our stay at this property. The house was very convenient to the beach. We had everything we needed to cook our meals at the house. Great beds and bathrooms. Enjoyed our stay very much and would rent again if we were in the area with a large group.
We reserved this beach home at the very last minute! Rich was very easy to deal with and we had no issues getting reservations, contract, key code, etc. The home was clean, very roomy and just steps from the beach! It was nice going to the beach without the crowd! It is secluded and much more relaxing! Looking forward to going back next year!
I'm glad you had a great stay. Look forward to seeing you next year! Thanks, Rich
About 1 week advanced notice is my minimum at this time to get the payment and paperwork ironed out.
A few good close restaurants, Gulf Shores Restaurants, Gulf Shores Entertainment, Zoo, Historic Fort Morgan, Nearby Marina, Local Stores Biking, let's go Fishing!
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