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BOOK FALL and WINTER, GREAT RATES, Secluded Beach, Peacful, Spectacular view!

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,250 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

stunning 5th floor view, Pet friendly 30 + Days only,short term see VRBO# 788786

Pet friendly for 30 plus day renters. There was a time, when only a few tiny homes and motels dotted the sugar white sandy shores of the Alabama Gulf of Mexico. The Fort Morgan Peninsula will take you back to that special place you remember as a child. And,The Indies takes you there with class.

The Fort Morgan area is truly special. You can see for miles with an unobstructed view of the natural beauty of sand dunes and sea on one side and pines and Mobile Bay on the other.

Turn on onto Ft. Morgan Road and your stress of hwy 59 roles away. The tourist traffic went straight and you jogged right. Just be sure to stock up at our local Wall Mart or grocery first. Not because you will be too far away, but because you won't want to leave! Your just a 20 minute drive now to tranquility.

Growing up on the gulf coast it has been hard for me to watch the high rise condos take over the landscape. For my family to find a spot where time has stood still is truly a blessing from God.

When you rent KingFish 503 your going to get chairs, umbrellas, wave boards and a cooler. We also have a newer golf cart for rent for 145.00 for the week. Your trip to the beach will be extra fun with a lot less work. No gates to open, no tripping over loungers at the pool.

KingFish is anything from a typical condo. First of all you will make your way up a speedy elevator to the 5th floor unit 503. You will walk into a hall with the Bayview guest room on the right with a King bed, 32 inch sony, and access to huge granite bath. A New pillow top mattress and fine linens await you. The bunk room is on the left. Bunk Beds as well a full size iron bed. The kids can curl up on new mattresses and soft pillows and sheets while viewing their favorite movie on a 32 inch flatscreen, dvd, and vcr player. There is a Wonderful closet for suitcases and play.

Continue down the hall and the view hits you! Smack in the face. Floor to ceiling glass! I can't tell you how many times I've stood at the sink and just said Wow! Now this kitchen is just top of the line. All the way around. I had to furnish it that way too. So your going to have everything you need. You can even cook a turkey dinner! I did!

Park your groceries on the hall bench and just head on out to the spacious balcony and enjoy the view for a spell. We have seating for 6 and a nice rack to dry your towels.

Headed back in you can't help but notice that big 50' tv on the wall. The furniture is all brand new with a queen pull out sofa sleeper. There is a recliner also!

The dinning table will seat 8. This is so important to me. I like us all to all sit down to at least one meal a day as a family, and it is hard to find seating for that many in a condo!

Just so you don't miss it, my bedroom is my absolute favorite spot in the whole condo. color,plenty of storage. Oh and did I mention new pillow top mattresses with fabulous bedding that makes you want to dive right in. And oohh so soft pillows. (there's a firm in the closet if you need it)

And let's not forget the bathrooms. They are quite frankly over the top. Granite, tile, top of the line, huge!

I've been in a lot of condo's in my day. I can honestly say that this one is, simply put... FINE!

Onto property is a nice pool. (heated in cooler months, which is nice!) a wonderful waterfall that gives you great ambiance, and a kiddie pool. As well as a hot tub that the kids love! All outside for you to enjoy the view.

I love the weight room!Small but it has All the equipment you need for a good workout.

There is a barbaque grilling area. My husband loves his grilling and We have an electric grill for the balcony. I cooked two porterhouse steaks to perfection and I've never have used an electric grill in my life.

You are about football's field's length from the beach. The view with the vibrant colored beach houses is stunning. I really thought the homes would detract from the view but they don't. They actually ADD to the view. You can drive and park really close to the board walk to the beach can rent our golf cart and take it right from the condo to the beach. There is a golf cart path so you can just drop the family off to wash their feet and hit the pool while You tool on down to the parking garage.

This is really a sweet set up. You can launch your boat across the street and leave it in the marina on a nightly or weekly basis. They will also store your trailer. My brother who is THE FISHERMAN in the family, says we have the best fishing IN THE WORLD right there within eyesight. If your a fisherman then you know those oil rigs coupled with being near the pass between the bay and the gulf make for good fishing. You don't have to go far to get a great catch. But you can always hop a charter and go DEEP!

I don't fish much so I end up popping in Tacky Jacks for a blackend fish or oyster poyboy! or I may cook up my own from the marina dock store.

There are tons of things to do for everyone in your family. The Fort is within two miles. The history is all right here! Please take a day and explore this amazing architecture and step back in time. Make sure you walk the beach to the Fort one day and walk around the end of the peninsula of the fort. You can see the ship channel, the fisherman, Sand Island Lighthouse, and Daulphin Island. ( you can see these from the condo as well) Your sure to collect large seashells like you've not seen before. You can also take a ferry ride on foot across to the Dauphin Island sea lab.

Going in the other direction there is the Bon Secure National Wildlife Refuge. They give eco tours and there are several areas in you can kayak and take in the natural surroundings.

Now ...I plan to hit the spa at The Beach Club one day! It's only 5 minutes away. Have a nice lunch in the gorgeous dinning room and then retreat for a lovely spa experience. I have heard it's nice, but I will let you know for sure! (ok, I did hit the spa! it was GREAT! request KC for your massage. He is fantastic. We did not eat, but enjoyed the hot tub. Really a first class facility.)

Headed into town, Waterville is a great family fun waterpark! Lu Lu's is also fun for the kids with lots of sand, toys and live music! The track is my daughters favorite. There's putt putt, kiddie rides and big kid racing and lots of games.

You know I could go on and on about MY gulf coast. I am proud to be from this area and thankful to own a piece of it. Your going to love it too!

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 20, 2017

About The Owner

I grew up in this area! On a local farm that sells grass finished beef and the largest peanuts you have every seen. We are Christians who believe in the Lord, believe in family, believe in friendship and hard work! My husband and I have been married for 25 years and have three children. He grew up in Illinois but Loves South Alabama as much as I do. We have lived and traveled all over the world. We marveled that we never found an area that could touch the beauty of our gulf coast or the spark of our people and southern hospitality!

Enjoy our Gulf Coast. Mark, Connie, Lily, Samuel and Noah Glassford

The Owner purchased this condo in 2012

Why The Owner chose Gulf Shores

This was a foreclosure we found after years of searching. It was in our price range! Several prior offers on properties fell through. We feel that God closed those doors and opened this one. The area this property is on, is as unspoiled as you can find.

What makes this condo unique

What makes this place special is the lack of crowds, unspoiled beaches, miles to run and never see a soul, and Sunsets to die for all wrapped around a stunning condo. We offer the use of a golf cart to make trips down to the beach easier along with chairs, umbrellas, wave boards and a cooler. Since my husband and I are from the area we can assist you in any number of ways. Just give us a heads up on what your looking to do and we will help you make this the most memorable vacation you have ever had. You can bring your dogs with you if you stay for a month, and if you want to stay a shorter period of a week we have another unit in Orange Beach and can assist you with your stay there at Back Bay Hide Away.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you again for letting us use the place. My family has gone to Panama City 21 years in a row, and that was the most fun I have had at a beach. The location and weather were both absolutely perfect. Saturday night we went to Tacky Jacks, sang karaoke, and had a blast. Everything about the trip went really well.

Thank you, and be expecting to hear from us again.
Jan 2013
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Map

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Mobile Regional or PNS
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Tacky Jacks
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Dolphin Island Ferry
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Kiva Dunes
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Tacky Jacks
Car: necessary

The Indies condo is located near the end of Ft. Morgan Road on a peninsula. Our unit 503 has incredible views of the breathtaking bay to your north and the mesmerizing gulf to your south. The condo is ajacent to the Gulf Islands park and Fort Morgan. Miles of unspoiled beach and hours of exploration await you in this tranquil, less traveled end of Pleasure Island. When you can walk for miles and there is no one else in site, you know your someplace special. From the rooftop you can watch the ships navigate the pass up Mobile River as you relax on a deck lounger, or take in a sunrise or sunset. This particular area has the absolute best fishing around! You can catch a charter right across the street. Maybe you just want to explore a bay bayou in a kayak. You may want to play a game of golf. With three renowned courses within 15 minutes, you can't miss. Or maybe you just want to simply relax on the beach. You are only 15 minutes from civilization but a world away.

So if your ready to head to town you cant miss Lu Lu's. Kids LOVE this place and with live music most days you will too! The Hang Out is also a crowd pleaser. The Ol Mil Daulphin Cruise is fabulous. Take the sunset cruise and get you a bushwacker from the bar to take along. Then stop off at Sea and Suds for great raw oysters overlooking the gulf.

Then on a rainy day take the ferry across to Daulphin Island and visit the Sea Lab. Then drive into Mobile out on the causeway to explore the Battleship. Or head East to the Pensacola Navel Museum where you can actually ride in a flight simulator. Or for the women in us..go shopping for a bargain at the Tanger Outlets. And sure there are movie theatres.

Music is a big draw for this area. Most bars will have nightly live bands. And there are lots of festivals and activities going on every month of the year.

There is so much to do, but mostly I like to just hang out on the beach with the kids.

Amenities

Gulf Shores Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 5
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Pets are allowed for long term 30 day renters.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , You have a private entry from your room.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , Very large double sink granite vanity. Private.
  • Wood cabinets, granite counter tops. Very Large and handicap accessible. HUGE and luxurious! Garden tubs big enough for two!
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Beautiful Bay view!
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Beautiful Gulf view with balcony entrance.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 bunk bed , Bunks sleep 2, full will sleep 2 ,very large closet
    sleeper sofa in living area - 1 queen , commercial grade convertible bed that will sleep 2
  • Beautiful views of either the gulf or the bay. Very comfortable Pillow top kings, plenty of dressers and luggage racks.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
There is a fabulous view from the 8th floor sundeck. Lounge chairs with misting stations make this view perfect in any weather. You can see the ships making their way up into Mobile Bay. The sun can set any time of the year and your going to have the best seat in the house. You are at the end of a peninsula so you see the gulf, the pass, the bay and Dolphin Island. Really something special. There are also two great golf courses just up the road, along with the best fishing on the gulf coast. Red Snapper fishing starts the first of June and Amberjack and Tuna are always in season. And all you have to do is walk across the street! Call and reserve your charter and you'll have fresh fish for supper!

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average rating of 4.8125 based on 34 reviews
5

So relaxing!!

  • 5 of 5

The glassfords were so accommodating! The condo was clean and equipped with everything you'd need. The beds and linens were all super comfy! I slept so well here...and I needed it! The pool, beach, fitness center were all easily accessible! It was so relaxing and we thoroughly enjoyed it!

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great time!

  • 5 of 5

Quite private beach perfect for family. Owners had lots of nice extras. Like beach toys and chairs and umbrellas. Will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Can't ask for a more welcoming beach view vacation

  • 5 of 5

The place is amazing. From bedding to beach access. We loved the golf cart and so did our kids. I will definetly go back. Connie is very accommodating.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect place to make memories

  • 5 of 5

I've been coming to the Gulf Shore and Orange beach area for 15 years. I have found I enjoy staying out at this end in Fort Morgan so much better. More family friendly and private! No traffic. It's amazing. This particular condo was perfect for our family to have space and relax. Every evening we all sat on the porch and felt the breeze. Highly recommend this one!

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Felt like home, but pets questionable

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at the property for a week in late-September 2016. Overall, it was great. Loved the complex, loved the accommodations and loved that it included everything (spices, coffee grinder, beach supplies). It was very comfortable and well appointed. We were looking for a secluded beach getaway and this definitially fit the bill. The pool at the complex and the proximity to the beach were perfect.

We did have a couple of issues with our stay, that were sorted out. We stated that we were bringing our dog in the original rental request as the description did mention pets were accepted. However, the second day of our stay someone from the property knocked and asked us if we had a dog. I said yes and asked if there was a problem. He stated that dogs were only allowed for property owners or for people staying a month or longer (we were staying a week). I alerted the property owner right away so it was not a surprise on their end. It turned out that our rental acceptance was handled by a 3rd party and they did not acknowledge we were bringing our dog and never charged us the pet fee. The property management fined the owners for us bringing our dog and we ended up splitting the cost of the fine - which was more than the pet rental fee. This was an inconvenience, but not the end of the world. I mention this not as a complaint, just as a heads up if you are looking for a place that accepts pets ... Just know this one is not pet friendly UNLESS you are renting the property for a month.

The only other complaint I shared with the owner was the quality of the beach supplies. We did not bring our own since the description stated that these would be supplied. All of the supplies were in very poor shape - broken chairs, umbrella, etc. To be fair, it was the very end of the traditional tourist season, it just would have been nice to have fully functioning supplies. I mentioned this to the owner and she did state that they replace these supplies at the beginning/end of the season, so I don't expect this to be an issue if you are renting towards the beginning of the season.

Overall, it was a great place and knowing what we now know, we would be better prepared for our stay.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Annette, Im so very sorry about the Pet situation. During that time I was unable to personally check inquires. Many times they are the booking request type and all one does on this end is hit accept. Hence the neglect to notice your pet. I try to put this on the first page so that everyone knows monthly renters only for pets. WE do replace chairs at the end of the season. We generally don't get down during the summer. We start out with 4 brand new chairs and 2 operable umbrella's and a cart full of sand toys, shovels and nets. (that's what was there over Mothers Day) /Thanks for your stay and Im very sorry for the pet mix up. Please check out our new unit in Orange Beach on the Bay. VRBO#788786. We can have pets there for short term renters.
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Awesome place to stay with a small group.

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in this condo. It had a very inviting and homelike feel. The decor, furnishings, and linens were very nice. Kitchen dishes and cookware were very nice. The rooms are a little small, but that was ok since we spent most of our time at the beach, pool, or balcony. The beach is a little far away but that golf cart made it super easy and fun even to get to the beach. Although the beach is a good ways away the view from the balcony is still breathtaking. The only bad thing is the charcoal grill is downstairs in a grassy area beside parking lot, there is a small electric grill on the balcony but our steaks cooked on there did not turn out well. (May have been user error since we've never used one). Overall- great place to stay and will likely rent again.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Terah for your review! Im so glad you guys had a wonderful time. Yes, my husband hates that the grills are so far away from pool. We can only do electric grills on the balcony. My steak was pretty good, but that was a few years back. I may need to replace it. I like the fact that we are about an1/8 of mile from the beach because my crew like to people watch!lol! And I get in a bit more exercise. Again, thanks for staying and we look forward to another visit! Connie
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

golf cart rental $145
Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning $145
Tax Rate 6.0%

SMALLER DOGS may be allowed FOR LONG TERM RENTERS with additional fee. Please make inquiry by phone.

We have a nice golf cart for rent for 145.00

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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