Private Pool - Beautiful Beach House - Ocean View - Family Friendly(27 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:1-7 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
3BR Beach home with large private POOL. Beautiful view of Ocean and Mobile Bay
A perfect fly in vacation or easy drive from Hi-way 10. Jack Edwards National Airport (Gulf Shores Regional Airport KJKA) can accommodate from Cessna to Jet sized aircraft. Gulf Air Center FBO is also a pick up/drop point for Enterprise Car leasing (Foley AL). Their expert line crew will have your rental car pulled up to your aircraft and bags loaded before you've tied down. Drop the keys with the young lady behind the counter when you depart.
Whether your journey to the Gulf Coast is by plane, train or automobile; you will eventually arrive on Highway 59 South in Gulf Shores. After you cross the inter-coastal waterway with the high rises looming ahead, take a turn. Turn west onto Fort Morgan Road (Hi-way 180) and journey back in time; go past the Peninsula Golf Course and The Pines General Store. Further past the Kiva Dunes Resort and Golf Course; a mere 16.5 miles will reset the calendar and transport you to a better place where time melts away. To your right is Mobile Bay; to your left the Gulf of Mexico glistens to the horizon. Fort Morgan Beach, dotted with individual homes, unfurls its white sands for your pleasure.
Enjoy a sunset from your private pool deck or a stroll on a quiet beach. As the moon rises over the gulf; with steaks broiling on the grill, shrimp boiling in the pot and the blender cranking in the background: time truly evaporates and takes the stress of daily life with it.
If you don’t care to cook, just four miles west is Tacky Jack's; great seafood and options for the kids. The view of the sunset from their deck is almost as good as ours. If you'd like something closer, less than a mile east is a great restaurant and bar, Sassy Bass (next to a small grocery/liquor store). Formal dining at Kiva is a short drive away, as is the informal at The Beach Club Sports Bar (5 miles) or Behind The Pines Restaurant and Bar (5.5 miles). Of course, you can time travel to the night life and action of Gulf Shores day or night.
Enjoy Turtle Crawl; and for a time, make it your own.
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Member since: 2012
- Max. occupancy 8
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only:
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- 2 full baths.
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable:
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Recreation Center
- Theme Parks
- Water Parks
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Miniature Golf
- Outlet Shopping
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Ocean View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Pier Fishing
- Roller Blading
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Broadband Access
- Clothes Dryer
- Covered Parking
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room:
- Parking Off Street
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Deck / Patio:
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Feb 18 - May 19, 2017
5 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
May 20 - Jun 23, 2017
7 night min stay
Jun 24 - Jul 28, 2017
7 night min stay
Jul 29 - Aug 18, 2017
7 night min stay
Aug 19 - Oct 27, 2017
5 night min stay
Oct 28 - Feb 16, 2018
5 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $350
- Cleaning Fee $140
- Tax Rate 6%
Rates may change depending on dates reserved, ie: Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Year's.
Owner's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Fort Morgan National Park has an 1840's Coastal Defense Fort. This fort is one in a system of the largest brick structures ever built. Incredibly preserved historical landmark. Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge-migratory birds,beach trails/hikes, nesting sea turtles; includes a trail guide, maps and info on the various protected species found. These activities are just a few miles from the house. If you choose to make a day trip, the National Naval Aviation Museum, a part of the Smithsonian Institute, is a must-see in Pensacola, FL. You may be lucky enough to see the Navy's Blue Angels aerial demonstration team practicing their flying routine. Look closely and you will see the owner's name in the museum's Cubi O'Club, on a couple of plaques.
Year Purchased: 2012
About the owner: Born and raised in St. Louis, the only beaches we grew up with were the rocky shores of the small rivers of the Ozarks. We first came to the area in March of 1982; we fell in love with the sugary sands and wide open beaches. We arrived under orders to Flight School for the US Navy. Our travels took us to beaches worldwide: California, Oregon, Washington, the East Coast, Hawaii, Japan, Korea, Thailand, Philippines, Australia, South Pacific, Diego Garcia, Africa, Europe, Central America, The Mideast, and Mediterranean. None compared to the soft sands of the Gulf Coast. With our four children grown, we had to come back.
Why the Owner Chose Gulf Shores, AL, USA:
After retiring from the Navy we settled back in St. Louis and I flew for American Airlines. The Gulf Coast called and again we answered. We quickly found the Gulf Shores we had known was gone. A building boom had replaced the quaint down home area; we thought. Our dear old friends from flight school, and beach neighbors (two houses East) introduced us to Fort Morgan. Having grown up in the area, he knew of the well kept secret place. We were hooked!
The Unique Benefits at this House:
We chose Turtle Crawl for its peacefulness and views in every direction from our private POOL deck. As owners of two small companies; one a Production company (Broken Wing) and the other a Publisher (Project 7 Alpha). We use Turtle Crawl as an escape to write and brain-storm. The daily distractions of life are swept away by the tide. As a retired Naval Aviator, I also wanted a place close to a full service airport that I could fly our little airplane into. A true fly-in vacation home. Jack Edwards National Airport (KJKA) provides all the services any pilot could require. Gulf Air Center FBO is also an Enterprise Car Leasing pick up and drop point. The convenience of stepping from your aircraft into your rental with the A/C running is very nice. On your journey home you simply drop the key at the counter of the FBO. It is, after all, a vacation!
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Beautiful huge pool to relax in and enjoy. Pool is 4'9" deep throughout.
The relaxing, quiet beach of Fort Morgan ready for you to create your memories
Tall chairs to enjoy view and table for dining or just hanging out
Relax after a day at the beach or in the refreshing pool
Kitchen with everything you could possible need or want. Even take out menus!
Straw hats hang in hallway for guests to borrow for sun protection
Turtle Room has flat screen TV for game system, loaner skim board-be careful!
Sunset Room has King bed, flat screen TV and turns incredible colors at sunset
The Ocean Room has beautiful sunrises.We have blackout drapes for late sleepers
Three piece en suite with shower. View of pool and deck through window
Seating area, we have new gas BBQ
Colorful seating area and outdoor hooks to hang wet beach towels
Welcome toTurtle Crawl! Front porch with tall chairs and picnic table for dining
The Gulf and beach from the front porch of house. See and hear the waves crashing
Front door of Turtle Crawl. Welcome Home!
Comfy living room w/ flatscreen TV, DVD player, seating and memory foam sofa bed
Dining area w/bar height table & eight chairs.Highchair in pantry for little guy
Hall bathroom with tub/shower combination.
Turtle Room has two Twin beds and is great for kids or anyone else!
Relax in the Sunset Room. Full dresser and closet.
Very spacious room. King bed, flat screen TV, full closet.
Door to pool deck area. Mermaid Lounge!
Tiki umbrellas shade tall tables and chairs. Lounge chairs for the sun worshiper
Aerial view of Turtle Crawl just left of the blue house in the second row back
This listing was first published here in 2012.
Date last modified - Thursday, March 23, 2017
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