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

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 2,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

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.

Bedding:

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 ***

More Details

Property Manager
Owner/Manager
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
November 17, 2017

Map

Car: recommended

Amenities

Gulf Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
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
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
Bedrooms:
  • 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)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

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(11 traveler reviews)

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3 BR, 2.5 BTH ~ Gulf Front ~ Sleeps 10 ~ Dune Refuge Beach House
average rating of 4.0 based on 11 reviews
4

Love this place!!

  • 4 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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3

Great location, mediocre house

  • 3 of 5

The Good:

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 Bad:

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 Ugly:

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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3

Property is in a wonderful location, super close to the beach.

  • 3 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Good

  • 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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4

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: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

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: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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