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Gulf Shores, AL, USA
  • Cottage1750 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps7
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay4 - 7 nights

Please NOTE: only Saturday to Saturday rentals June, July and August.

A VERY SPECIAL PLACE... Wonderful family home with large decks and screened porch. Relax on 2 heavily wooded bayfront acres. The house has 3 bedrooms and 2 baths with a greatroom/kitchen. Small man-made Beach. Bay. Also an Outside Shower! Pier for fishing and crabbing. Secluded and private but only 15 minutes to all the action. Across the road from Bon Secour Wildlife Refuge, where you can hike trails, and enjoy the most beautiful white sandy beach!


Melissa Callaway

Member Since 2012
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Apr 14, 2018


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
        • King Size Memory Foam Bed (1), Double Bed (1), Twin or Single Beds (4) 3rd & 4th Single Beds are on the screen porch.


        • 2 Bathrooms
          • 2

          Location Type

            • Beachfront
            • Waterfront


                • Away From It All
                • Family
                • Romantic
                • Sports & Activities


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Parking Off Street
                        • Air Conditioning
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Linens Provided
                        • Living Room
                        • Clothes Dryer
                        • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                        • Telephone
                        • Towels Provided
                          BYO Beachtowels!
                        • Washing Machine
                        • Wireless Internet
                        • Wood Stove


                            • Kitchen
                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Dishwasher
                            • Ice Maker
                            • Cooking Utensils
                            • Microwave
                            • Oven
                            • Refrigerator
                            • Stove
                            • Toaster


                                • Dining
                                • Dining Area


                                    • Books
                                    • CD Player
                                    • DVD Player
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                    • Stereo
                                    • Television
                                    • Video Library


                                        • Balcony
                                        • Deck / Patio
                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                        • Outdoor Grill


                                            • wheelchair inaccessible


                                                • playground
                                                • churches
                                                • festivals
                                                • library
                                                • live theater
                                                • marina
                                                • museums
                                                • cinemas
                                                • recreation center
                                                • restaurants
                                                • ruins
                                                • theme parks
                                                • water parks
                                                • zoo

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • photography
                                                    • beachcombing
                                                    • eco tourism
                                                    • miniature golf
                                                    • outlet shopping
                                                    • paddle boating
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • shelling
                                                    • shopping
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • walking
                                                    • wildlife viewing

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • fitness center
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • massage therapist
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • sailing
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • fly fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • jet skiing
                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • pier fishing
                                                            • roller blading
                                                            • deepsea fishing
                                                            • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                            • snorkeling
                                                            • sound/bay fishing
                                                            • surf fishing
                                                            • surfing
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • tennis
                                                            • water skiing
                                                            • water tubing
                                                            • wind-surfing

                                                              40 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Peaceful and private

                                                              Phyllis E.

                                                              Shellbanks is a lovely old beach home that has been updated with a modern kitchen, satellite TV and WiFi. We caught fish and crabs from the pier, and spent lazy days watching the seagulls and pelicans from the deck. A perfect getaway!

                                                              Paradise Found!

                                                              Jessica M.

                                                              We are so happy that we found the Shellbanks property! It is so peaceful there! The house is lovely, and so comfortable. We immediately felt at home. There are houses on both sides of the property, but with the way the property sits and with all of the Live Oaks with the Spanish moss, it really was private. We were not bothered by ANYONE!! The property was clean, the beds were all comfortable, & Melissa had stocked the house with everything we could have possibly needed. The master bath has an oversized walk-in shower, which was the favorite of our kids! My family spent a lot of their time on the pier fishing & crabbing. The fishing was not that great, but I think that was because of Hurricane Irma. We did catch one Redfish that was big enough for dinner one evening. It was so good!! The Blue Crabs were abundant & tasty!! My youngest spent most of her time playing in the sand, and checking the crab traps with her dad (which are also supplied by Melissa). When we weren't fishing & relaxing, we were enjoying the beach on the wildlife preserve. It was all but abandoned & so beautiful! The family also enjoyed the hiking trail through the preserve & exploring Fort Morgan. Our evenings were spent watching the sunsets on the bay. We were able to see the dolphins swim through the bay once, which was a sight to remember for sure!!! There were tears when we left. We will be back!!!!! Thank you, Melissa!!!!!

                                                              Vacation 2017

                                                              Janice S.

                                                              Relaxing time! Enjoyed the quiet! Nice place with good fishing.

                                                              It is a very easy and relaxing place to vacation.

                                                              Nadine C.Mandeville, LA

                                                              This was our second visit and definitely not our last. We love the homey feel, and the outdoors is just awesome. We caught crabs again and got to see the dolphins this time. I know our children have memories that will last a lifetime.

                                                              JUST WHAT WE NEEDED!!!!!

                                                              Joy M.DUNCANVILLE

                                                              This home is EXACTLY what we needed, from the fully furnished Kitchen to the beautiful sunsets from the deck and pier. We could not ask for more!!! Melissa is a pleasure to work with and we will definitely be returning! My husband, myself, our 3 boys (16,17,18) and our old lazy furbaby (Ruby) enjoyed every moment we spent at this property. Even though it stormed, like serious storms, every afternoon, we even enjoyed playing some cards as a family, which is rare! She even supplied the cards!!! (would have played monopoly but that usually ends in screaming matches and tables flipped) So Let me again say THANKS MELISSA for everything!!!! We WILL be returning!!!!!!!

                                                              The Moore Family

                                                              Great Family Getaway.

                                                              Robert K.

                                                              My family of 8 stayed here in June 2017 for a week and we absolutely loved it. Once we found the driveway immediately we liked that it was tucked away in the woods right on the bay. You couldn't here any traffic at all. The first thing I noticed how secluded and private this house was. Watching the sunrise and sunsets on the pier were spectating. The size of the house was plentiful for the size of my family, we spent the mornings making breakfast in the large open kitchen to start the day off. The beach was a short few minutes away from the house and we had no problems getting there. For someone that wants the ability to relax and not have to deal with the hustle and bustle of crowds this place is the right place. I would recommend this place for anyone that wants that piece of mind. We will be back that's for sure. Thank You!


                                                              Gulf Shores, AL, USA

                                                              Bayfront Fishing, Swimming, and Boating. Gulf Beaches and Wildlife Refuge Trails just across the street. Many Attractions, Shopping, and Historical Fort nearby.

                                                              Rates & Availability

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                                                              PET FEES ARE 10% FOR ONE ANIMAL, 15% FOR TWO. CURRENTLY NOT ACCEPTING CREDIT CARDS.

                                                              40 Reviews
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