About the property
- House2100 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights
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
*** From May 12th to August 12th, 2018, all reservations must be made for weekly stays only ***
*** No Pets ***
*** No Smoking ***
*** Must be at least 25 years old to rent this property ***
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 25, 2018
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Great peaceful location.
Perfect location for a peaceful getaway. The house has amazing views of the gulf and plenty of room for the family. It was about 90 degrees during our stay and the ac kept the entire house nice and cool. Lots of sting rays and crabs were keeping us company on the beach along with the seagulls , we even saw a couple dolphins jumping. I recommend anyone looking for a relaxing get away from the crowds to stay in this house.
We have rented homes in this area for vacations since the mid 80's and "Dune Refuge" has the best views of all. You have 180 degrees vista of the protected dunes and beach of Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge. The boardwalk to the most beautiful beach is just a few steps away. The house is comfortable and the kitchen is well equipped. The upstairs bedrooms each have a dormer seat which is another fantastic view. We loved watching dolphins from the living room. You are close to trails and kayaking offered through the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge which is another bonus. It is a peaceful and charming vacation home.
Love this place!!
This was our second time staying at the Dune Refuge house in Fort Morgan and it was once again so nice!! The only problem that we had was the bushes that were blocking the view of the beach from most of the porch. The views are still great from where you can see, but it would be nice to have those trimmed. Other than that, it was just as perfect as we remembered. It is especially great if you want to be out of the crowded beaches near all the condos on the main strip. At one point, we were the only people on the beach. It was very relaxing to be away from everything. Thanks again, Prickett Properties for an incredible stay!
Great location, mediocre house
The location is spectacular. I could see precisely five structures from the deck: three beach houses to the right a little closer to the beach, one directly behind and another about 200 yards behind and to the left. The view was excellent and beach access was very good (the beach is maybe 100 yards away over the dunes, with a wooden walkover). There is a small parking lot for public access to the beach maybe 50 yards behind the house, from which people walk to the beach. We were there in late August, after local school started, so we didn't see many people, but I imagine it could get crowded and perhaps noisy in high summer. It's an easy 15 minute trip to Gulf Shores for groceries and restaurants, and maybe 20 the other way to the Ft. Morgan ferry. Also, when we were there, the beach was practically crawling with blue crabs. With a cheap net and state fishing license, we took all we could eat in about 30 minutes of splashing around in the surf.
The house could use a good deal of maintenance. It seriously needs paint outside, and the deck is starting to show wear (raised nail heads, warped boards). Several of the balusters that support the deck rail were missing and more were very loose--a serious hazard if you have small kids. I would not advise ANYONE to lean on the deck rails. The kitchen is small and has no island. It's also poorly stocked with pots and pans: two small skillets, one small stock pot, a couple of very small sauce pans, a baking sheet and that's it. We had six and struggled to cook with this stuff. Good luck managing for 10. Furniture is sparse and uncomfortable.
The queen bed in the room upstairs is awful. The frame itself is rickety; you have to creep carefully into bed to avoid it collapsing, and any sudden movements will also make it fall apart (do NOT attempt sex in this bed). The mattress is cheap and soft, so if two people share it they wind up in a trench in the middle. The bunkbeds are probably fine for kids, but for adult refugees from the queen bed they were hard and uncomfortable.
But worst of all, the house has a SERIOUS ant infestation. It sits next to a big dune that is encroaching on its SW corner, and I think that's where they come from, but in any case the downstairs bedroom had hundreds of ants during the week, despite our liberal application of bug spray.
Bottom line: we enjoyed the location, but due to the deficiencies in the house, won't be back.
Property is in a wonderful location, super close to the beach.
We had a good time but bugs are a big problem and there could be renovations. It's so close to the beach so you could hang out there all day and come and go as necessary. The carpeting needs an update or no carpeting at all and really needs some TLC. I suspect some of the issues are because of the nature of living close to a beach but a few updates and this place could be really wonderful
It was very secluded and relaxing. Pans were lacking in the kitchen for cooking for a large group.