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3 BR, 2.5 BTH ~ Gulf Front ~ Sleeps 10 ~ Dune Refuge Beach House

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


About the property

The Dune Refuge is a 3 br/2.5 bath that sleeps up to 10

Dune Refuge is a 3 bedroom Gulf Shores/Fort Morgan beach house with unobstructed views of the Gulf and beach. The house is adjacent to the wildlife refuge, so no development exists in front of the house or to the East! You can walk miles of undeveloped beach and experience the beach as it was 50 years ago. There is a boardwalk, which is a short walk from the back door of the beach house. This Fort Morgan Beach house is not far from the action of Gulf Shores, Alabama. In fact, it is only 8 miles from Hwy 59 in Gulf Shores. Dune Refuge is a remodeled beach house with wonderful covered porches to enjoy the view and sound of the waves. The tile throughout the lower level and the granite counter tops give this house a clean and luxurious feeling.


Master Bedroom - King

Bedroom 2 - Queen

Bedroom 3 - 2 Twin over Twin Bunks

Living Room - Sleeper sofa

Total Sleeping Capacity of 10

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Calendar last updated:
July 21, 2017


Gulf Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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(8 traveler reviews)

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3 BR, 2.5 BTH ~ Gulf Front ~ Sleeps 10 ~ Dune Refuge Beach House
average rating of 4.25 based on 8 reviews


  • 4 of 5

It was very secluded and relaxing. Pans were lacking in the kitchen for cooking for a large group.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice house

  • 4 of 5

The house it self was very clean and had just the essentials you need for the kitchen.

A few things to know:

It's located in on one of the only 2 public accesses so in peak season it's very busy. We did have to ask for more towels as there were not enough for then number the house sleeps. But they were very quick in getting them to us after I sent an email.

I was disappointed in how dirty the grounds were around the house. Lots and lots of cigarete butts and trash. Someone did come pick up a little after I sent an email but there were still a lot of butts still left.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to take your family

  • 4 of 5

The house was great lots of privacy had a couple maintenance issues and as soon as I called they showed up to fix them immediately so overall say was great

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Overall this was a very nice property that was off the beaten path and afforded us a relaxing week.

  • 4 of 5

Interior of house was very clean and chicly decorated. Our main concern was the carpenter ant infestation. The first night we were there we had a swarm of them in the master suite and could not sleep in there. We called and someone did come out the next day. While we did not have a swarm like that again there were still some on a few evenings. This had been noted as a problem in the guest log at the house by the people who had stayed there a couple weeks earlier also. The deck was also covered with ants in the evening and we sprayed there several evenings. It would have been nice to have had a few more items in the kitchen such as baking sheets, otherwise it was adequately stocked. We were not aware when we booked this property that the boardwalk access to the beach was the public access to the beach as well. But I don't think it made a difference the beach was still much less crowded and enjoyable than other Gulf Shores locations. A couple deck railings and stairs are in need of repair. Overall, this was a beautiful place to stay but the carpenter ant infestation is definitely a problem and needs to be addressed.

The John and Klauser families

Quincy, Illinois

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute house short walk to the beach.

  • 3 of 5

First time in Gulf Shores. The house was cute and faces the beach. It's not a far walk to the beach.

The reason I am giving it three stars is because the ac was not working when we got there. This was a Saturday evening and Maintenance sent someone down within a couple of hours to fix it. This was great. Just a stopped up condensate drain. Then about 9 pm my son comes and gets me and the down stairs bedroom had carpenter ants swarming. They were coming out of the ceiling and all over the walls. I placed another call to a now agitated maintenance man and asked for a exterminator. My husband had already started the drive back into town to get bug spray as I figured we would not see anyone until Monday. They sent two different people out Sunday to look. One of them basically sprayed something in the upstairs attic and said that's all he could do. We spent a good two hours sweeping flying ants off the ceiling and stepping on them. The spray seemed to help for the rest of the week. I did kill 5-10 a night in the bedroom all the way up to the night before we left. That night I picked 3 out of the bed. As prompt as the problem was addressed the thing that irritates me is they have a guest book to write comments. People voiced their concerns about these two very things. Air and ants. I emailed two different people to let them know of the problems of which neither responded to my email at all. We enjoyed our week and the house. I am not saying I will never stay there again but I would ask about these very issues and if they have been resolved before dropping that much money to spend a week feeling like bugs are in your bed. In saying that I would question if it were an honest answer.

Disappointed in problems did not ruin our vacation

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful beach home

  • 5 of 5

This home is absolutely beautiful, on a breathtaking portion of the beach. We traveled with another couple from college and this house suited our needs perfectly. It was a short drive to restaurants & shops but we were far enough away from any noise. It was so nice to sit out on the deck at night and hear all the animals from the refuge. Will definitely be going back next year!

  • Submitted: May 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended


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