About the property
- House1220 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
3BR/2Bath Beach home with large private POOL. Beautiful view of Ocean and Bay
Take a trip back in time to Turtle Crawl, before high rises and congested beaches. You may even witness baby sea turtles boil from their nests and crawl for the ocean. Come fall in love with Turtle Crawl in Fort Morgan Beach and take your koozies home with you as a momento of your vacation!
We have made some great improvements to our beach house this year, as every year! We installed granite counter tops in the kitchen and a new sink and faucet, all new flooring throughout living room, dining room, kitchen, hallway and both bathrooms plus new plush carpet in all three bedrooms. We have also added a Teak dining set on the pool deck and cushions on all the chairs so you can relax with your drinks and snacks or meals by the pool. The outdoor shower is what we have wanted to build since we bought our house and it is finally complete!
Turtle Crawl is a perfect fly-in vacation or easy drive from Hwy 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, the A/C on and bags loaded before you've tied down. Drop the keys with the young lady behind the counter when you depart.
Enjoy the sunset from your private pool deck or stroll on a quiet beach. As the moon rises over the gulf, steaks sizzling 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 casual dining at Tacky Jack's; great seafood and options for the kids. The view of the sunset from their deck is also beautiful. If you'd like something closer, less than a mile east is a fun restaurant and bar, Sassy Bass (next to their pizza shop/grocery/liquor store). Formal dining at Kiva Dunes 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 head to Gulf Shores for Outlet shopping, Mini Golf, OWA Amusement Park, the Zoo or the action of day or night.
Enjoy Turtle Crawl and for a time make it your own!
Laura + Chip
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- May 23, 2018
About Laura + Chip
Born and raised in St. Louis, we first came to the area in March of 1982 and fell in love with the sugary sands and wide open beaches. We arrived under orders to Flight School for the US Navy. With our four children now grown, we had to come back.
Laura + Chip purchased this House in 2012
Why Laura + Chip chose Fort Morgan
After retiring from the Navy we settled back in St. Louis and Chip flew for American Airlines. Our dear old friends from flight school, and beach neighbors (three houses East) introduced us to Fort Morgan. Having grown up in the area, he knew of the well kept secret place. We were hooked!
What makes this House unique
We chose Turtle Crawl for its peacefulness and views in every direction from the pool deck or front porch. The open floor plan is ideal for hanging out with family and friends. We love seeing the sea turtles hatch and never get tired of witnessing that miracle. The daily distractions of life are swept away by the tide.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Great beach retreat!
Turtle Crawl provided plently of room for 6 adults and a 2 yr old. House was clean and the owners were a dream to work with. We particularly loved the short walk to the beach since that's where we spent most of our waking time! Beach was clean and uncrowded with fine, white sand and sea shells to hunt for. We swam in the ocean everyday! The outdoor shower made cleanup a breeze. We did lots of cooking together in the well stocked kitchen, and loved eating on the front porch, which has great views. Amazing memories!
We are so glad you had a great time at our beach house. You just described everything we love about it too! Thank you so much for staying at Turtle Crawl and letting us know you love it as much as we do!
Property was great, distance to the beach was very short. Awesome pool.
Our stay at Turtle Crawl Beach House was Amazing! The temperatures where a little cool and there was rip current warnings, but the pool made it worth while. Very clean and well kept house. Thank you for the week of relaxation!
Cozy home close to the beach!
Turtle Crawl is a wonderful place to stay. Very clean, comfortable and well maintained. We went during September when Hurricane Irma was coming up the inside coast. She only brought winds to this area. The pool is wonderful with lots of outdoor sitting. The front porch has great seating to sit and watch the ocean.
The beach is just across the street and was not crowded as there are only houses and not condos, so a lot less people. You can walk a long way out in the water as it is shallow with a sandy bottom. We watched the dolphins playing out in the ocean.
The kitchen has everything you need to cook any meal that you would like. There is even a pantry for all the goodies you bring along. Large smart TV in the living room for late evenings relaxing. All the bedrooms have TV's too.
There is a market .9 tenths of a mile down the road that has just about anything you might need including fresh shrimp and they even deliver pizza. They also have a restaurant called Sassy Bass. Good food and reasonable breakfast. Towards Fort Morgan is another restaurant called Tacky Jack's which also has good food and beautiful sunsets as it is right on the water.
We definitely enjoyed our stay and would love to come back again!
Loved the house! The pool was awesome and very much needed in the August heat. Great location one row back from the beach.
Great house. Very short walk to the beach. Nice pool. Great area for families. House was very nice and had a well stocked kitchen.
Great location, nice owners, great pool!
We came here for a family vacation and truly enjoyed our week-long stay. The distance to the beach was great and we enjoyed sitting at the kitchen table or on the porch and watching the ocean while we ate. It was so relaxing. The pool was absolutely glorious and the sole reason we picked this particular house. I'm somebody who likes the idea of the beach more than the actual beach so being able to gaze at the ocean yet have the pool available any time we wanted was perfect. The kitchen was well-equipped with everything we needed and the fridge was a great size. Some of the furniture is showing its age and probably getting to the end of it's life, but that's to be expected with a rental property. Thanks for a fantastic week!
Thank you so much for your great review! We always love to hear from our guests. You will be happy to know the twin beds were the only thing remaining from the purchase of our home in 2012 and have now been replaced!
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.
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