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!
- Cottage1750 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay4 - 30 nights
Please NOTE: only Saturday to Saturday rentals June, July and August.
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within two days
- Calendar last updated:
- Dec 11, 2018
Check-in: 4:00 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.
Wonderful and peaceful
Everything about this property is wonderful. I love being near the bay and soaking in the live oaks and Spanish moss. The gulf beach is less than 5 minutes away. We enjoyed fishing and crabbing. The kitchen was great for family meals and cooking. This is a wonderful place for couples or families. The setting is tranquil and decor tasteful and relaxing. I’ve vacationed in ft Morgan several times before, but this was by far the best experience. Cannot wait to come back.
From the moment you turn down the driveway you know you are on vacation. I can not say enough positive things about the house, location and the hospitality of Melissa. This was our first time not staying on the "beach" and I was a little worried the kids would be disappointed, just the opposite. They loved the open yard, private dock and the fishing. We will be back. Thanks Melissa, Shellbanks has a special place in our hearts.
Fun time on the Bayou.
We spent a week here and had a great time. It’s location about half way down Ft. Morgan Rd was convenient to activities in Gulf Shores but still gave you privacy and quiet when you wanted. Views and sunsets of the Bay were amazing. The interior of the house has been upgraded with new appliances, nicely decorated and very comfortable. Even rainy days were enjoyed sitting in the screened in porch listening to the rain on the metal roof. The owner was pleasant and when we had a minor issue with the refrigerator she arranged for a repairman the next day to fix the issue and apologized for any inconvenience. The big oak trees around the house covered in Spanish moss were gorgeous and many pictures of them were taken.
The only reason for not giving 5 stars was the area under the house needed to be cleaned out so it could be more useable. Also I would suggest the televisions be upgraded to flat screens, although that maybe only important to an avid tv watcher like myself.
Overall we enjoyed our stay and would probably stay there again if we go back to the area.
A Wonderful Spot
My family's third time here, as comfortable and "home" as ever. The A/C is wonderful.
We're terrible fishermen, as no matter how the weather was, we caught nothing, but did get a dozen or so crabs.
I do hope we can visit again.
Wonderful place to stay for quiet and relaxation but close to restaurants and shops!
Very relaxing stay. Kids had a great time on pier.
We would like to thank the Callaway family for use of house. The house had everything we needed. Kitchen was stocked very well. Kids caught crabs everyday we eat fresh seafood three days. House was very clean and plenty of room.
Bayfront Fishing, Swimming, and Boating. Gulf Beaches and Wildlife Refuge Trails just across the street. Many Attractions, Shopping, and Historical Fort nearby.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
PET FEES ARE 10% FOR ONE ANIMAL, 15% FOR TWO. CURRENTLY NOT ACCEPTING CREDIT CARDS. Administrative fee acts like Security Deposit $200 .